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"A horse, a horse!  My kingdom for a horse!"  by William Shakespeare

The Saddle Pals have returned to health and are ready for new quality loving homes.  Some of the horses are trained English and some western.  Most of the time, HPS has horses that would be suitable for a child's first horse.  No horse can teach a child to ride and it is important to have an adult who can work with the child or have the child take riding lessons.

The horses have been evaluated and ridden by HPS members and a professional trainer.  Most will still need reconditioning since they have been ridden consistently only once a week.  Saddle Pals are available for a $100 placement fee.

We do not have any horses that are appropriate for riders weighing over 145 pounds at this time.  Horses shown by appointment only.  Contact or
call (704) 855-2978.

To be able to figure the right size horse for you, click below and read:


CLICK HERE  'Application for Equine Placement'.


Autumn, 16-year-old  Warmblood mare. 15 hands.  Beautiful bay color. Nice conformation.  Excellent health. Confident trail horse who will lead the trail, ride the middle or bring up the rear.  Loves trails.  Crosses water.  Loads easily. 

Click on the photo to learn more about Autumn.

Bandelero, 7-year-old Quarter Horse cross gelding.
Rescued September 9, 2013.

Learn more about Bandelero in the
October edition of Over Herd.

Cayenne June 2015

Cayenne, rescued August 2013, starved and pregnant. She is a red dun mare. She was placed in a temporary foster home until she foaled her sweet boy, Black Pepper, in April 2014 and was returned to the sanctuary 6 months later. Read her intake story in the September 2013 newsletter and the story about her foal in May 2014 newsletter. Click her picture for more photos.

Chippewa, 3-year-old Paint gelding.  14 hands
Rescued August 14, 2013. 
Chippewa cannot be ridden until he is 4 years old. 

Click on the photo to learn more about Chippewa.

Chico, 5-year-old Paso Fino gelding. 14 hands.  Broke to halter & lead. Good with farrier.
Friendly little pasture pal
or potential cart-pony

Click on the photo to learn more about Chico.


Chicopee was rescued in April 2014 in Rowan County. Click the photo for more information.

 You can read his story in our May 2014 newsletter, Over Herd.

Dallas, 9-year-old Quarter Horse cross gelding.  14 hands.  Friendly, curious little horse.  Excellent health.  Leads, loads, and good for farrier.  Works mostly off leg aids.  Very responsive.  Nice gaits.  Lots of great potential!
Please click on the photo to learn more about Dallas.


Desperado,  24-year-old American Saddlebred.    15.2 hands  Rides English.  Sweet, steady disposition and playful nature.   Excellent trail horse.
Click on the photo to learn more about Desperado.


Flame, 20-year-old Morgan/Saddlebred cross gelding. 15 hands. Excellent health.  Lovely disposition and desire to please.  Wonderfully supple and responsive with smooth gaits.  Good ground manners.  Needs experienced rider especially for off property rides.  English.  Beautiful horse, photo doesn't really do him justice.

Click on the photo to learn more about Flame.

Freedom, 18-year-old American Quarter Horse gelding.  15.3 hands.  English trained.  Needs experienced rider and horseperson.  Frequent but light riding (walk, trot, canter but no steep hills, jumping or tight turns) due to old racing injuries.  Big horse with big personality!

Click on the photo to learn more about Freedom.

Frosty,  15-year-old
Quarter Horse-cross mare.
13.3 hands.
Arrived June 24, 2013

Click on the photo to learn more about Frosty.

Pecos, 5-year-old Paint gelding.  15.1 hands.  Ready to be started under saddle. 

Click on the photo to learn more about Pecos.


Rain, 8-year-old
Quarter Horse mare  
Arrived June 26, 2013

Click on the photo to learn more about Rain.

Strudel, 21-year-old silver bay
Connemara-cross mare.
12 hands.  English & Western.  Cart-trained. 

Click on the photo to learn more about Strudel.


Sparrow arrived March 2014.  Rescued from Caswell County. Click on Sparrow's picture to see her photo at rescue.

You can read about Sparrow and her rescue in the April 2014 newsletter, Over Herd.

Tacoma, 11-year-old Standardbred gelding.  15.2 hands. English-trained trail horse. 
Needs experienced horse person.   

Click on the photo to learn more about Tacoma.

Want to see our horses in action? Check out this video of several of our horses involved in the training program, and some of our boys playing. 

Click here for video.


Please consider becoming an Angel Sponsor for one of the many horses at the sanctuary ($20 per month or more).  As an Angel Sponsor, you are welcome to come and spend time with your horse on any Saturday from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

The average cost for HPS to take care of a horse is over $250 per month.  The Angel Sponsors aid HPS to provide care to the horses.

Important Note:  Once you log into your Paypal account to donate, please look for where it says "Donation intent" and click on the "+" sign.   In this space, please make a note of where we should apply your much appreciated donation! 

Horse Protection Society
2135 Miller Road, China Grove NC 28023
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